April 23, 2020 Subject:
Some sweet 69 Dead
This band is amazing. Just listen to Doin That Rag, in particular from 4:57 to around 6:30 for a nice sample of the playin at this show. The band is tight throughout regardless of style. Whether its folk, country, Bobby's cowboy tunes, a super quiet Jerry ballad, Pigpen's blues or just jammin out on Lovelight, everything is top notch. Sound quality is very good to my ears. This is a keeper.
December 8, 2016 Subject:
More experimental than good to the ears of those who loved the psychedelia more than the folk-rock, and this is indeed where you can really tell they were getting ready to kiss their old sound goodbye...or at least, their old NEW sound...
But on a second listen, the playing here is pretty slick all told.
April 30, 2012 Subject:
Peter Grant plays pedal steel for the New Riders of the Purple Sage. He plays banjo on "MAMU" then probably jumps on the pedal for "Doing That Rag". good show to hear the transition of their sound. Really superb "High Time"! And Pig Does his thing! much better shows in 1969 but this is def. worth a listen or 9
April 30, 2012 Subject:
Listen closely - you can hear Jerry's guitar part during the beginning (and all of) Doin' That Rag. Someone else is playing steel on that number. Most noticeable in the space between chorus and verse, where Jerry plays three fill notes on the guitar. I'm real curious as to who is playing steel...
Agree with 'peasant': Jerry starts Doin' That Rag on steel pedal and then switches when the pace picks up for the jam leading into High Time. Very nice!
June 28, 2011 Subject:
Garcia on pedal steel for Doin' That Rag also
Sounds like THAT was the way to play the song, it fits so well. Nice work by Pig on B-3 too.
Amazing recording and performance.
April 11, 2011 Subject:
Time of transition
This is a transitional period and you get a good look at how the band is working through its repertoire, shaking things up and bringing in the early Workingman's Dead songs. The purely psychedelic sound that peaked at the Ark in Boston in April is being transformed with the folk/country/cowboy Dead approach. Any stuff with Jerry on peddle steel is worth it. The notes don't mention it, but I swear I hear peddle steel on the first half of Doin' That Rag. Then, it's as if Jerry switches to the electric guitar for the jam at the end of the tune. I know my mind isn't playing tricks on me :)
June 28, 2010 Subject:
i have been listening to mostly the 1976 shows this summer but this show is so different. you think of this period as a psychedelic time for the dead but they start out with the most countryfied bluegrass string band sound...no dark star, other one, space or seastones here but some great jams. hearing jerry sing on me and my uncle is a special and unusual treat. jerry just tears up the licks on sitting on top and lovelight. energy energy. pig is great as always but i do remember a show or two where he is hootin and hollarin a lot more. none the less he is great in this show...just want more than two pig songs to agree on the greatest pig show in history comment
October 27, 2005 Subject:
Slightly better than older version of this show
I compared the Ogg's of one track from each version, and this newer one is overly bright, and the other one is overly dull. :)
I think that *maybe* this could be caused by this version having Dolby B on the cassette which was not decoded.
However, I find that if you EQ this one a little lower on the treble, then it sounds a little better than the other version with the treble boosted. :)
But, it's really a slight difference - not worth d/l-ing the show again.
Just a heads-up to those d/l-ing the show for the first time.
BTW, I have not yet listened to any other tracks from this show, so the 5 stars rating was chosen to not change the average rating of everyone else - which indeed is 5 stars for this show.
June 2, 2005 Subject:
get this show
best performance in the history of pigpen..period. if anyone knows a more hootin hollarin show then let me know, i got many a show's maybe now, all soundboard thanks to this wonderful website, and of all of them that ive heard this one is the best so far.. and also if you dont have..5. Grateful Dead - [1969-06-28 - Veterans Auditorium #06] High Time [6:11] then get it...dont know if a better one is even possible to play far as all that goes..this is top class
August 29, 2004 Subject:
Interesting set, good sound
I listened to the .ogg version and the sound was good for this version of the June 28 concert, although at times there is some audible background hiss--it isn't pristine (at least on the ogg version) if that's what you insist on. Still very listenable, energetic performance, as Jerry and the band break out their country-inflected arrangements.